A Latvian company is developing drones that can put out fires

  • Aerones says their drone can fly over 900 feet, which is 9 times higher than a fire truck’s ladder.
  • The drone is still in development but has been carrying out various firefighting tests.
  • It’s powered by 28 motors and is strong enough to carry up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) in weight.

This drone could help us put out fires. Latvian company Aerones created the machine, which is able to fly over 900 feet using its 28 motors, according to the company’s website.

The drone is fitted with a water hose from a fire truck, and is controlled by a pilot on the ground remotely.

The drone is still in development – it can only stay in flight for 30 minutes after a 90-minute battery charge – but the company hopes to use the machine for real-life operations soon.

Produced and filmed by David Ibekwe.

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